This week, Motorola officially announced the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus. Both of these devices come in sleek metal and glass design, which sees Motorola depart from the mostly plastic design of past Moto offerings. And while the bigger Moto G5 Plus has a non-removable battery, the smaller Moto G5’s can be removed. A fingerprint reader is featured on the front side of both new Moto models, and Motorola also gives the two handsets fast charging capabilities (according to the company, this should equate to half a dozen hours of battery life in 15 minutes.
The Moto G5 sports a 5 inch display screen with a full HD resolution of 1,920 by 1,080 pixels, and also features a 13 megapixel camera and a 5 megapixel camera on the front side. The device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chip set, supported by 3 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) and 16 gigabytes of built in memory. It also possesses a 2,800 mAh battery and is powered by Google’s Android Nougat mobile operating system.
As for the Moto G5 Plus, it is fitted with a 5.2 inch display screen also with a 1,920 by 1,080 pixel full HD resolution, paired with a 12 megapixel dual camera on the rear side as well as a 5 megapixel camera on the front side. Inside, it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, aided by 3 gigabytes of RAM and 332 gigabytes of onboard storage. It is equipped with a 3,000 mAh battery and like the Moto G5, runs on Android Nougat.
It appears that Motorola is pushing the Moto G5 Plus as the higher end of the two, and there is good reason for that. After all, the smartphone comes with a dual camera configuration, plus a fingerprint reader and support for near field communications (NFC) tech, which is required for facilitating mobile payment transactions.
The Moto G5 will be launching some time this March, while the Moto G5 Plus will ship in the later part of April. Prices are expected to be, more or less, within the same range as last year’s Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus. Want to compare these new phones to older models? Start exploring other phones and plans from Motorola at Wirefly now.
Lenovo also took the opportunity to unveil new Moto Mods for the Moto Z, the Moto Z Play, and the Moto Z Force smartphones. The new Moto Mods include wireless charging for the Moto Z, a gamepad, and a Mod with Alexa capabilities.
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